New Student Events: Freshman

USC Summer Undergraduate Orientation – Welcome Trojans

Weeks of June 5, June 12, June 19 and June 26
All new students must register for the summer Welcome Trojans orientation program to ensure successful transition to USC and to register for your fall classes. Welcome Trojans will include online academic advisement and registration and an optional in-person experience on campus. If a student cannot attend an on-campus event, they may select Welcome Trojans Online. Welcome Trojans Online will include a virtual Zoom session where students will get a chance to meet fellow Trojans and learn more about student life and the USC community.

In order to meet with an advisor and register for fall courses, students must sign up for a Welcome Trojans orientation week. Visit the Welcome Trojans orientation website for instructions on how to reserve your spot for the Welcome Trojans orientation program. Advisors will contact students at their USC email address in the days leading up to the course registration session with details regarding Thornton’s academic expectation presentation and signing up for a mandatory advisement meeting.

USC Thornton Welcome Events

No earlier than August 14
USC Thornton hosts special welcome events in late August for all new incoming Thornton students. More information will be shared about these events when details are finalized.

Registration and Tuition Deadline

August 18, 5:00PM
All new students must register for fall classes and pay their tuition by 5:00PM on Friday, August 18. Failure to meet this deadline may result in late registration and/or late settlement fees. Students are encouraged to pay their bills online at